Seamer Lungi Ngidi confirmed all his guile to take 5 wickets for 19 runs as South Africa skittled West Indies for 97 and seized the initiative on the primary day of the primary Check in Saint Lucia on Thursday (June 10). After profitable the toss, the house facet posted their lowest Check whole in opposition to South Africa, who reached the shut on 128/4 in reply, a lead of 31 runs on a wicket that’s proving tough to attain on.
Rassie van der Dussen (34 not out) and Quinton de Kock (4 not out) will resume on the second day, searching for to regular what has been a brittle high six for the touring facet in latest occasions.
West Indies’ firebrand teenage quick bowler Jayden Seales – who has solely performed one earlier first-class match – accounted for fellow debutant Keegan Petersen (19) in South Africa`s innings. The spectacular Seales (3/34) additionally eliminated opener Aiden Markram (60), and one other debutant Kyle Verreynne (6), all caught behind the wicket, validating his choice instead of the injured Shannon Gabriel.
The 19-year-old fast with an motion much like Kagiso Rabada solely made his first-class debut for West Indies A in New Zealand final December, and impressed in intra-squad trial video games with 4-40 and 3-42. “I didn’t play a lot first-class cricket however I believe being within the set-up and coaching with the staff from New Zealand to now I believe I’ve put in a variety of onerous work and my physique is prepared,” Seales stated forward of the Check.
“Truthfully, I by no means actually attempt to adapt from some other bowlers, it simply got here naturally. I’ve been advised I’ve an motion much like Rabada. By way of internationals, I have a look at previous West Indian bowlers and now within the set-up I have a look at Jason (Holder), Roachy (Kemar Roach) and Shannon (Gabriel) intently. I attempt to hear as a lot from them, be taught as a lot from them and take it beneath my recreation,” Seales added.
South Africa’s tight traces and nagging size with the ball starved the West Indies of scoring photographs as Ngidi and fellow seamer Anrich Nortje (4-35) claimed 9 of the wickets to fall.
Nortje additionally cracked the helmet of batsman Nkrumah Bonner, who went on to make 10 from 32 balls however was later recognized with concussion. He has been changed within the recreation by Kieran Powell, who will bat in West Indies’ second innings.
(with Reuters inputs)